Mattituck is a hamlet in the town of Southold, in Suffolk County, Long Island, New York with a population of approximately 4,219. Mattituck has a total area of 9.3 square miles. “Mattituck” is derived from the Algonquian name for “Great Creek”. Theophilus Eaton, governor of New Haven Connecticut, purchased the Mattituck area from the Corchaug tribe of Native American Indians who were the first residents of the area. Mattituck holds an annual Strawberry Festival, usually held on Father's Day weekend each year. Mattituck is in the heart of the Long Island wine region with over 30 operating vineyards in this area of Long Island. Mattituck has impressive coastal fish and wildlife habitats including: Mattituck Inlet Wetlands and Beaches, Fishers Island Beaches, Pine Island and Shallows, Goldsmith Inlet and Beach, Pipes Cove Creek and Moore's drain, Dumpling Islands, and Flat Hammock. Mattituck is popular with boating and sailing enthusiast on Long Island Sound. Mattituck Inlet along with Mount Sinai Harbor are the only two harbors on the northern coast of Long Island Sound east of Port Jefferson. Mattituck is farm country. It's a mix of rural charm, wine country sophistication, with a healthy dose of beautiful beaches. Low-key living is the goal for many who move to this area. Locals like to ride bikes on the back roads and do a little farm stand hopping on Saturdays. There's no nightclubs or glitzy nightlife in Mattituck, however, many restaurants have been popping up over the last ten years.
Southold, in which Mattituck is located, is one of the ten towns that comprise Suffolk County, New York. It's located at the northeastern point of the county on the North Fork of Long Island. Southold had a population of 21,968 residents at the time of the 2010 census. Southold was settled in 1640. Southold has a total area of 404 square miles, 350 one of those being water. Southold has about 163 linear miles of coastline. It's 85 miles to Manhattan.
The Long Island Sound separates Southold from Connecticut. Those currently buying homes in the area are professionals with young children and retirees mostly from Manhattan and Long Island. Prices of homes here are much more affordable than those on the South Fork. Some types of property available include those with barns and horse paddocks, houses with water views or beach frontage, old farm houses, or new construction. People who appreciate a slower pace will appreciate Mattituck. Mattituck is largely a community of single family homes. Price depends largely on if the location of the property is Inland or on the water. The average listing price for a home in the Mattituck area is around $1,086,449 with prices going up to $7,500,000. Lots are also available in Mattituck, the average listing price for a lot is $1,142,999 with prices going up to $7,500,000.
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